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Definitions of quit

  1. put an end to a state or an activity; " Quit teasing your little brother"
  2. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; " In the second round, the challenger gave up"
  3. go away or leave
  4. turn away from; give up; " I am foreswearing women forever"
  5. give up or retire from a position; " The Secretary fo the Navy will leave office next month"; " The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
  6. ( usually followed by ` of') released from something onerous ( especially an obligation or duty); " quit of all further responsibility for their safety"; " well rid of him"
  7. Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit.
  8. Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted.
  9. of Quit
  10. To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.
  11. To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit.
  12. To discharge, as an obligation or duty; to meet and satisfy, as a claim or debt; to make payment for or of; to requite; to repay.
  13. To carry through; to go through to the end.
  14. To have done with; to cease from; to stop; hence, to depart from; to leave; to forsake; as, to quit work; to quit the place; to quit jesting.
  15. To away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.
  16. To meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; - used reflexively.
  17. Discharge, as an obligation or duty; stop; give up; as, to quit work; forsake; as, to quit the path of duty; to depart from; as, he quit the house forever.
  18. Freed from.
  19. Quit or quitted.
  20. Quitting.
  21. To release from obligation, accusation, etc.: to acquit: to depart from: to give up: to clear by full performance:- pr. p. quitting; pa. t. and pa. p. quitted.
  22. ( B.) Set free: acquitted: released from obligation.
  23. Set free; rid.
  24. To release; leave.
  25. To cease or desist; let go; forsake; abandon.
  26. To acquit; free or clear.
  27. Discharged; released; clear; free.
  28. Free; clear; discharged from.
  29. To leave; to depart from; to liberate; to release; to discharge; to requite; to abandon. To quit cost, to pay. To quit scores, to make even; to clear mutually from demands. To be quits, applied to persons who separate or settle their matters on equal terms.
  30. To discharge an obligation; to absolve; to acquit; to conduct; to abandon; to forsake; to resign; to give up.
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Quotes of quit

  1. I quit smoking well over twenty years ago. – Shelley Berman
  2. Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit – Jerome Cady
  3. I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don't want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That's why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie. – Macaulay Culkin
  4. Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit That's exactly what the majority of men do. – Napoleon Hill
  5. It totally ruins my voice. I quit smoking, drinking, and doing ecstasy. – Mark Hoppus
  6. But we need to quit taxing people upon death. No taxation without respiration. – Steve King
  7. Once you learn to quit it becomes a habit. – Vince Lombardi
  8. My mother and father, Joe and Theresa Montana brought me along and taught me to never quit and to strive to be the best. – Joe Montana
  9. I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down. – Allen Neuharth
  10. I quit driving, I'm not retired. – Richard Petty
  11. No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning. – Richard Petty
  12. Well, I liked it- that was the main thing. I liked it, but I didn't think of it in terms of a career. I didn't really know; I didn't really think about it. One thing just led to another until finally I quit my job as a salesman and found myself working as a photographer. – Herb Ritts
  13. I quit my band in New York City in 1969 and I got really angry at them. I got angry at one of my guitar players and I dove over the drum set and we got into a fight. – Steven Tyler
  14. There's a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board. I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean. – Carrie Underwood
  15. The last few years I've been saying I was ready to quit It wasn't that interesting to me. Now that I'm directing, it's all new again. – Denzel Washington

Usage examples for quit

  1. I'll quit drinkin', Allie.... – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. Then he seems to quit – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  3. If you've got anything against me- Oh, quit it! – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  4. As for me, I never quit my gun, Jean- Claude, but war is war. – The Invasion of France in 1814 by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian
  5. Her victory had not been so complete as she had supposed; it had carried her on to ground that she was already anxious to quit – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  6. I thought it never would end, and I'd have quit my job on the spot if there had been anyone to take my place. – Tabitha's Vacation by Ruth Alberta Brown
  7. Well, then, I quit – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  8. If he doesn't show up, I quit – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  9. If Jacques cares a bit for me, he must take himself off, and me with him, to some place where there's not quite so much fighting, or else I'll be quit of him and go without him. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  10. You know I've got to quit – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  11. You are not a person whom one can easily quit – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  12. Joe can lay me out cold, but I'll never quit – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  13. I took leave of her as hurriedly and abruptly as possible- I could not trust myself to quit her in any other way. – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  14. He'll quit for lessons one week, and maybe next week somethin' else 'll decide him. – Sonny, A Christmas Guest by Ruth McEnery Stuart
  15. I forget now why he stopped; I think the fish quit playing. – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  16. Since I quit the service, I haven't been doin' so good. – Get Out of Our Skies! by E. K. Jarvis
  17. I don't like him, and we quit pretty sudden, yet I saw him do somethin' once that beat me. – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  18. Quit while the quittin's good. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  19. But if I had quit they'd have closed in a month, I tell you! – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  20. Whatever it is, you'll have to quit singing it and talk something we can understand. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various

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